By SUMYA MOHIUDDIN
As the end of high school approaches, senior James Haskell is glad he spent his last fall season in high school participating in the golfing season. After returning to Malden High School for his final year, his friends highly recommended playing golf with them. With this slight push, Haskell also considered the option to “learn a skill that [he could] use the rest of [his] life.” After this realization, he was happy to golf with the team.
Throughout his only season as a golfer, Haskell’s favorite memory is by far the state tournament. Coach Richard Malatesta has prepared Haskell for this event thoroughly. Along with the basic dynamics of golfing, Coach Malatesta also taught Haskell that it is important “to have a good time when [he golfs]” overall.
Bunker Hill is Haskell’s assured destination after high school, but his motives for continuing golf as more than a hobby is minimal. Either way, he can thank most of his motivation to Thomas Mahoney, former Brunelli House Principal. He was a true inspiration to Haskell, who was grateful for Mahoney’s consistent support. Haskell refrained from disappointing him, “especially for all [Mahoney] did to help [him] get on the right path.”
Seeing college within his reach, Haskell knows that certain aspects of high school will be missed. The strong relationships he has obtained with people at MHS will be missed greatly. Additionally, the “careless atmosphere of high school” will always remind Haskell of the contentment he had encountered.
For future freshmen, Haskell easily advises to listen to their motivating parents because not everyone has that. High school “[goes] by quick,” as many other seniors realize. It is important to seize the opportunities as they come.
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